Kevin, the pad I am using in this pic has an open space in between the very front underneath the pommel..Wither clearance is great..a good 3 fingers, you could just not see it.
How do you judge when the horse is where he is supposed to be in muscle tone? How or what does it take? Hours in saddle and if so about how many? I rode him yesterday in this above tack and just the slightes turn of the head would tighten saddle up over withers, he rides with a low headset naturally but just want to make sure he is as comfortable as can be.
Please..any opinions are welcome. Will probably to tracings today and actually wait to purchase another saddle..thanks so much!!!